This quick-response handbook helps small group members face challenging times and successfully cope together. You'll discover several approaches to handle each critical issue--from the death of a child to divorce, addiction, terminal illness and more. It's all backed by Scripture help, case studies, and counseling advice. Plus, you'll discover great ways for other members to support their friends in need. Along the way, small group members grow in their friendships with each other and with God.
You want to help -- a church member faces a terminal illness, good friends of yours just lost their child, a member of your group is struggling with an addiction, the death of a child, divorce, addiction, terminal illness--but you feel unsure how to help.
Prepare yourself with practical ways to love others through their greatest challenges. People face difficult, painful stuff in life--and they shouldn't struggle alone. But what do you say? How do you help? What if you make things worse?
This rapid-response handbook gives you and your small group the confidence to share God's love and comfort with hurting friends.
You will be prepared to respond with 12 chapters focused on twelve emergencies that people you care for may encounter.
Each chapter includes:
You'll also find Scripture connections, guidelines for referring your friend to a professional counselor, additional resources, and ways your group can stand by your friend in need.
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